Maple-Glazed Carrots

Maple-Glazed Carrots

Maple-Glazed Carrots

Braising carrots slowly in butter, rather than steaming or boiling them, brings out their natural sweetness. Maple syrup adds a delicate glaze and a rich flavor.Laura Sant

Braising carrots slowly in butter, rather than steaming or boiling them, brings out their natural sweetness. Maple syrup adds a delicate glaze and a rich flavor.

What You Will Need

Maple-Glazed Carrots
Braising carrots slowly in butter, rather than steaming or boiling them, brings out their natural sweetness.
Yield: serves 8

Ingredients

  • 12 large carrots, peeled
  • 8 tbsp. butter
  • 14 cup maple syrup
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. fresh thyme leaves

Instructions

  1. Cut carrots into 2" lengths, then halve or quarter the pieces lengthwise so that all the carrots are in equal-size strips.
  2. Melt butter in a large heavy sauté pan over medium-low heat. Add carrots, cover, and braise, stirring occasionally, until carrots are fork-tender, 20–30 minutes.
  3. Increase heat to medium, and stir in syrup and a squeeze of lemon juice. Cook for 2 minutes, then season to taste with salt and pepper. Add thyme and mix well.